Thinking of You Card

Since I’ve been converting my rubber block stamps to acrylic block stamps (see brief post from 9/5/15), I’ve been finding new opportunities to use stamp sets I haven’t used before due to forgetting I had them or not wanting to deal with a stamp positioner to get a good impression.

After converting the Roses in Winter Stampin’ Up stamp set to being acrylic-block ready, I was able to use the set with my MISTI. I layered on different colors with no concern about impression, and I love how it turned out. It is an elegant, simple design that has become one of my favorites.

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Supplies:
Stampin’ Up Roses in Winter stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Thinking of You die
Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts die
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 die
Mama Elephant assorted inks
Glossy Accents

Thinking of You Card

I’ve recently placed a few orders online at MarkerPop.com, MFTstamps.com, and SimonSaysStamp.com to stock up on supplies and tools I want to work with before our little girl arrives and I won’t have any time to craft. I’m absolutely IN LOVE with this stamp from Crafter’s Companion, and wanted to share this thinking of you card I created with it! I’m so excited to get started on more projects with the other supplies I’ve received. 🙂

Thinking of You Card
Thinking of You Card
Supplies:
Crafter’s Companion – Party with Bamboo Stamp
Thinking of You wood stamp – Unknown
Studio Calico Snippets paper pad
Tim Holtz Distress Markers – Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Barn Door
Stampin Up Watercolor Pencil – Yellow
American Crafts Twine
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
My Favorite Things – Pierced Rectangle Die
Kraft Card Stock
Uni-Ball Uno Signo Broad White Gel Pen

1 Paper Pad, 3 Cards

Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out how to use a paper pad in different ways after you’ve created one design. That design tends to stick with you, and makes it hard to envision other creative ways to use the papers. I challenged myself to create different cards using one paper pad to rev up my creativity.

Thanks Card

Happy Birthday Card

Thinking of You Card
Supplies:

Card #1:
The Paper Studio – Poteeka Souffle Paper Pack
Pebbles Cardmaking Pad 1 (for card base)
Paper Smooches Stamp Set – Perky Plants
Assorted Copic Ciao Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Glitter Stickles
Inkadinkado Thank You Words Stamp Set

Card #2:
The Paper Studio – Poteeka Souffle Paper Pack
Paper Smooches Stamp Set – Perky Plants
Assorted Copic Ciao Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Hampton Art – You Said It Stamp Set
Doodlebug Twine
Spellbinders – Lacey Ovals Dies
Simon Says Stampe – Small Folded Banners Die

Card #3:
The Paper Studio – Poteeka Souffle Paper Pack
TPC Studio – Brush Stroke Greetings Stamp Set
Ranger White Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Sizzix – Flower Layers Set #3 Die
My Favorite Things – Button Border Die
Doodlebug Twine
Lifestyle Crafts – Chain Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Creative Block Inspiration

One of my favorite solutions when I have a creative block is to go to my card stash. I usually take a picture of each card I make and store it on my computer to take note of what I’ve done in the past or to show people samples of my work. I recently fell into a creative slump and needed something to inspire me. I scrolled through images of past cards I’ve made, chose one that stood out to me, and used it as a starting point to create something similar.

The inspiration:
Thinking of You CardThe new design:

Thank You CardThis method usually gets my creative juices flowing, and gives me a chance to create more of my favorite cards from the past.